Saturday, August 22, 2015

Doodles!



Just trying some things out with doodles and continuing my foray into modern wear for children haha. Enjoy! :)

Joshua

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Dinosaurs


Just a quick little spot illo I wanted to share. I'm finally making myself draw some kids in more modern-wear, haha.

Happy Wednesday! :)

Joshua

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Hi everyone! I know it's been a while since my latest post. I apologize that I haven't had much to show. Unfortunately a lot of the projects I've done through work recently can't be shared until they hit the shelves! However, life has finally slowed down a bit outside of work, and I've been picking back up on illustrating outside of my day to day design job. I have several WIPs that I'll be able to share over the coming weeks, but for now I have a couple quick summery spot illos I did to help me get back into the swing of things :) It feels so good to be doing more than just graphic design again!



Until next time, best wishes!

Joshua

Monday, November 24, 2014

Moyo Magazine interview!

Hi everyone! Just a quick post here today. I wanted to let you know that there is an interview with me in the latest issue of Moyo magazine! It is free to read online so be sure to go check it out. The magazine is filled with great information and interviews on surface design so you definitely don't want to miss out!


Best wishes!

Joshua

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Returning! and Learning vector

Hi everyone! Long time no see! Firstly, I must apologize for my absence and hiatus. Shortly after my last post in August I took a new job and moved to Chicago. I am currently working as a graphic designer on the picture book imprint at Sourcebooks publishing house! It has been a crazy, but exciting time moving and transitioning both to a new city as well as to life post grad school. I took some time away from illustration as I settled into my new job and explored my new surroundings. Being in Chicago now, I had to act quickly before winter set in, which it now has haha. At any rate, it's time to get back on track and back to illustration business! I have some projects I'll be working on in the coming weeks that I'm looking forward to sharing with you all. In the mean time, I thought I'd share my foray into using Illustrator for designing some patterns I created for a work project. These were primarily exercises for myself to get a better handle on the program, and I definitely plan to employ it more in the future.







Until next time, best wishes!

Joshua

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Water Rays



Among other current projects, I am also participating in Make it in Design's three week summer workshop created to establish a networking community for surface designers as well as deliver prompts for generating work. While the summer session may already be in progress, they offer courses throughout the year that are really valuable to anyone entering the licensing industry! If you missed the post earlier on my blog, I actually was one of three scholarship recipients to the full four courses earlier this year. The second section begins in October, so I am looking forward to that. Be sure to check out Make it in Design's website and check out the other participants in the course's work as well! For now, here is my quick response to the week one prompt: "Water Rays"

Joshua

Monday, July 14, 2014

CLAMP Fan Zine




Hi everyone! Above is my piece for the first of two fan Zines I am participating in this month! This one is in celebration of CLAMP, and you can be pre-order the zine here. There are a lot of really lovely illustrators participating in this one with me, and many fellow MICA alumni. Of course, I had to draw my three favorite CLAMP heroines from Magic Knight Rayearth! (We all know I can't resist any opportunity to draw a magical girl, haha). For those who aren't familiar with it, Magic Knight Rayearth is a really amazing story that was one of the many to shape my childhood. I really recommend giving it a watch, because it really is so much more than your stereotypical magical girl story! (Not that I don't love those just as much!)

Coming up next will be a Powerpuff Girls Villains zine! I'm really excited about that one as well. As for who I'm illustrating, I'll let that be a surprise. I also have some more fun children's narrative pieces on the way as well as a few new pattern collections! Keep your eyes peeled for those in the near future.

Best wishes,

Joshua